Glenn Hoddle has urged Wolverhampton Wanderers' fans to keep the faith after his side lost at Leicester City last Saturday and he was barracked by travelling supporters, writes Brian Dick.
While acknowledging that his side's form has been frustrating - Wolves are eight points off the play-off places and have won only one Championship match this year - he said he and the squad would remain positive in the quest to put Wolves' promotion challenge back on track.
There were calls of 'Hoddle for England', 'Hoddle for Leicester' and 'We want Hoddle out' at the Walkers Stadium as Wolves failed to score for a third consecutive match. But the former Chelsea and Southampton manager expressed his confidence that results could soon improve.
Hoddle said: "We've got our frustrations, too, but we've got to be positive, move on and pick up wins quickly. Things can turn around very quickly in football so there is no negativity in the camp. A couple of wins under our belts and we can soon reverse things."
He takes comfort from Wolves' late surge last season and hopes he can repeat that this term, start-ing with Saturday's visit of Crewe.
"Last year, we went on a run but we had left it a bit too late," he said. "We have still got 15 games left this season to do something. My concern now is dealing with the players and getting them ready for Saturday.
"We've all had a good meeting this morning and will spend the rest of the week bedding in the new lads and focusing on getting a win against Crewe."
Goalkeeper Stefan Post-ma, meanwhile, said that the team's performance at Leicester sub-standard.
"We were shocking,"the former Aston Villa man said. "They bullied us all over the pitch, they were the ones making the tackles and closing us down.
"We should have taken the game to them but it was the other way round. It's really harsh to say but we got what we deserved in the end. I think all of us have to look in the mirror after this and ask ourselves what we have done."